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Start studying Education this July

Enhance your career, gain new skills and expand your education horizons by studying online or in person with New Zealand’s leaders in education.

Transform your future with postgraduate study that challenges you personally and professionally with one of our world-recognised postgraduate qualifications.


Master of Disability and Inclusion Studies

1.5 years | Hamilton

Explore contemporary theories, methodologies and practices to become a practitioner that challenges social norms.

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the programme draws from education, psychology and social sciences to provide graduates with a comprehensive understanding of concepts and issues in the area of disability studies.

Thinking critically and creatively, you will evaluate current issues, working proactively to develop professional relationships with others in the field - relevant for a variety of professionals working in community organisations and schools, and those concerned with disability advocacy and rights.

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    Master of Education

    1.5 years | Hamilton, Tauranga

    Improve your career prospects by advancing your skills and knowledge in Education.

    Develop expertise in a specialist area with a Master of Education focusing on curriculum, pedagogy or policy development.

    With the option to complete this part time or full time, a Master of Education equips graduates with relevant skills necessary to advance a career in Education.

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      Master of Educational Leadership

      1.5 years | Hamilton, Tauranga

      Make a difference to the quality of education and create opportunities for your future leadership in education with a Master of Educational Leadership.

      This qualification will enable you to enhance your career prospects with a specialised programme that challenges you personally and professionally. Working with academics who are internationally recognised for their leadership research and practice, you will develop the skills, knowledge and dispositions to be an effective educational leader.

      For information, email: educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz

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        Master of Counselling

        2 years | Hamilton

        Gain skills to further develop your professional attitudes, knowledge and competencies in the areas of counselling, group leadership, mediation and practitioner research.

        The Master of Counselling is an internationally-renowned counselling degree, specifically designed for professional counsellors or supervisors interested in leadership roles within the New Zealand counselling profession.

        Gradates develop skills well-grounded in constructionist theories, and gain high level knowledge and understanding through narrative practice.

          For information, email:educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz

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          Postgraduate papers starting in July

          Many of the 500-level papers starting this July are "block" courses, which means you study mainly online with a few days on campus throughout the semester.

          Arts Education

          Enhance your practice and explore your passion as an Arts teacher.
          One paper starts this July.

          Counselling Studies

          Bring Counselling skills and understanding to the pastoral or guiding work you already do.
          Two papers start this July.

          Curriculum Development and New Thinking

          Two papers start this July.

          Digital Learning

          One paper starts this July.

          Disability and Inclusion Studies

          Develop your inclusive practice and understanding for a variety of professional and community contexts.
          One paper starts this July.

          Human Development

          Human Development is concerned with developmental change over time in individuals and groups across the human life span.
          Two papers start this July.

          Educational Leadership

          Programmes designed for aspiring educational leaders and those already in leadership positions in all education sectors.
          Two papers start this July.

          Education and Society

          Critical inquiry into the social, political, cultural, and economic policies, theories and practices of education in New Zealand.
          Two papers start this July.

          Language and Literacy Education

          The teaching and learning of literacy, reading and writing, literature, and language and languages in the compulsory sector, and also in contexts beyond schooling.
          One paper starts this July.

          Mathematics Education

          Focus on curriculum development, and learning and teaching in mathematics.
          Two papers start this July.

          Science, Technology and Environmental Education

          Focus on curriculum development, learning and teaching in science, technology and environmental education.
          Two papers start this July.


          Get in touch

          Looking for study advice? Come and talk with us about your postgraduate options.

          University of Waikato

          Phone: 0800 924 528 (within NZ)
          Email: recruitment@waikato.ac.nz
          Location: Student Centre (M Block), University of Waikato, Hillcrest, Hamilton

          School of Education

          Phone: 0800 924 528 (within NZ)
          Email: educ_grad@waikato.ac.nz
          Website: waikato.ac.nz/education
          Facebook: facebook.com/EducationWaikato